Michael Thornton is a Managing Director at Assure Equity Partners. Prior to joining Assure, Mr. Thornton was a private equity consultant with LP Capital Advisors, performing due diligence, sourcing and screening and writing investment recommendations for LP Capital Advisors’ private equity clients including: California Public Employees Retirement System, New York Common Retirement Fund, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System and the Utah Fund of Funds. LP Capital Advisors works with clients who maintain over $100 billion in alternative asset commitments and provide advisory services to organizations serving limited partners.
Prior to LP Capital Advisors, Mr. Thornton worked for Credit Suisse, an international investment bank, in their Alternative Investments Division. While at Credit Suisse, Mr. Thornton advised on the placement of over $8.3 billion in limited partnership interests across a variety of strategies and sectors, including buyout, mezzanine, senior and subordinated debt, energy and healthcare. Mr. Thornton’s responsibilities included advisory services and fund due diligence. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Thornton worked as an Associate for the University Venture Fund, screening and evaluating potential investments in start-up companies, and as an Analyst Intern for the Utah Fund of Funds. Mr. Thornton holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Utah, graduating cum laude with both University and Departmental Honors. Mr. Thornton is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.